Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee? —Psalm 85:6
We need a revival! We need a revival of consecration to death, a revival of happy abandonment to the will of God that will laugh at sacrifice and count it a privilege to bear the cross through the heat and burden of the day.
We are too much influenced by the world and too little controlled by the Spirit. We of the deeper life persuasion are not immune to the temptations of ease and we are in grave danger of becoming a generation of pleasure lovers….
May God raise up a people who will consult their pleasures less and the great need more. I know of one successful layman who refuses again and again to take perfectly legitimate pleasure trips because he cannot bring himself to leave his class of adolescent Sunday school boys. May God multiply such men and women among us till the reproach of Egypt is rolled away and man’s confidence in us restored. GTM159-160
A sanctified life is a life conformed to the Scriptures in every particular. It communes with our hearts; it next reaches our ears, and then it is accomplished in our feet. CTBC, Vol. 2/025